Fibromyalgia Disability Claims in Calgary
Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition. There is still a lot of controversy about whether it is a psychological, genetic, neurobiological, or environmental disorder. It can often take a long time to diagnose and be confused with many other diseases or conditions such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, or multiple sclerosis.
Insurance companies can often see fibromyalgia as a "catch-all" diagnosis that lacks credibility. Unfortunately, at the present time, fibromyalgia cannot be diagnosed with any objective evidence that is currently accepted by the mainstream medical community. The diagnosis is based on the patients’ symptoms as told to their doctor and how those symptoms develop in the future.
It is no surprise that insurance companies often deny the initial disability claim if the disabling condition is fibromyalgia. So, whether you want to get more information regarding a potential application or have been denied a fibromyalgia disability claim, you can contact Ludwar Law Firm in Calgary today.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a functional somatic disorder that can negatively affect an individual’s quality of life. It can be identified through chronic pain or heightened painful responses to pressure. Some symptoms to watch out for when creating a fibromyalgia disability claim within Calgary or Regina include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Pain to the touch
- Non-restorative sleep
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of concentration
- Widespread pain
- Joint stiffness
As well as making it difficult to do housework or care for your family, fibromyalgia can make it very difficult, if not impossible, to work. Pain, lack of concentration, and memory problems can make performing well at any job very challenging. You may also need to pay for treatment or for people to help take care of you or your family.
Common Reasons for Fibromyalgia Disability Claims Denial in Calgary
Fibromyalgia disability is often denied by many disability benefit insurance companies. Our experience reveals that the majority of denials are based on the following:
Insufficient medical evidence or documentation for diagnosis confirmation.
The individual with the disorder has not sought appropriate medical consultation.
The individual is treated as not completely disabled, which increases skepticism.
The case hasn't been assessed or reviewed by an expert or a doctor.
You can still boost your claim's credibility by ensuring that your lifestyle and medical records match, taking responsibility for any inaccurate facts, and being cooperative throughout the process. Getting successfully through a fibromyalgia disability claim can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Our long-term disability lawyers can help you find suitable solutions. Read our testimonials to find out what they have to say about our services.
How A Fibromyalgia Disability Benefits Lawyer Can Help
Fibromyalgia is primarily considered an invisible illness where doctors can't verify the seriousness of the patient's symptoms. In situations like these, when only you can explain the severity of your disorder, the insurance companies will view your claims with skepticism.
We can help explain your symptoms to your insurance company or other legal professionals. We can also explain that the diagnosis itself doesn't matter: what matters are your symptoms, limitations, and how they prevent you from living a normal life.
Whether your symptoms and limitations make it difficult or impossible for you to work and live your life as you did before, our Calgary fibromyalgia disability lawyer can help you help you get the compensation you deserve.